Penengro

Penengro By Hilda van Stockum, Penengro This is an exciting story set in Ireland in which an orphan Rory is adopted by a couple because he resembles their dead son He runs away to escape from this uncomfortable situation and meets and th
  • Title: Penengro
  • Author: Hilda van Stockum
  • ISBN: 9781439267981
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Penengro By Hilda van Stockum, This is an exciting story set in Ireland in which an orphan, Rory, is adopted by a couple because he resembles their dead son He runs away to escape from this uncomfortable situation, and meets and then lives with a group of gypsies This book was close to the heart of the author, Hilda van Stockum, as she always sympathized with the outsiders in life She was also closeThis is an exciting story set in Ireland in which an orphan, Rory, is adopted by a couple because he resembles their dead son He runs away to escape from this uncomfortable situation, and meets and then lives with a group of gypsies This book was close to the heart of the author, Hilda van Stockum, as she always sympathized with the outsiders in life She was also close to nature and had a distrust of machinery, traits shared by the Romanies she wrote about.
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    About "Hilda van Stockum"

    1. Hilda van Stockum

      Born February 9, 1908, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Hilda van Stockum was a noted author, illustrator and painter, whose work has won the Newbery Honor and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award She was also a charter member of the Children s Book Guild and the only person to have served as its president for two consecutive terms.Van Stockum was raised partly in Ireland, and also in Ymuiden, the seaport of Amsterdam, where her father was port commander With no car and few companions, she recalled turning to writing out of boredom She was also a talented artist A penchant for art evidently ran in the family, which counted the van Goghs as distant relatives In the 1920s, she worked as an illustrator for the Dublin based publishing house, Browne Nolan She illustrated her first book, an Irish reader, in 1930, and her last book in 2001, giving her a 71 year career as a book illustrator Van Stockum attended art school in Amsterdam and later in Dublin, where she met and later married Ervin Ross Spike Marlin, who at the time was her brother Willem s roommate at Trinity College Willem Van Stockum was killed piloting a bomber over France in 1944 Van Stockum memorialized him in her book The Mitchells 1945 , about the travails of raising a family in Washington, D.C during the war She often used her family as models for the written and illustrated characters in her books.Not surprisingly then, Van Stockum was, in fact, raising a family in Washington, D.C at the time, having married Marlin, who by 1935 was a Roosevelt administration official.She had written and illustrated her first book for children, A Day on Skates, in 1934 It had a foreword by her aunt by marriage, Edna St Vincent Millay, and won a Newbery Honor During the next four decades she averaged one book per year written, illustrated, translated or some combination Van Stockum and the couple s six children were in tow for Marlin s peripatetic assignments, and it seems nothing short of miraculous that she managed to write and illustrate a score of children s books In addition, she translated and illustrated editions of many other authors.Asked in 1942 by the Washington Post how she did it, Van Stockum replied with characteristic aplomb, By neglecting my other duties Highly organized in her work, she illustrated and painted in the winter and wrote in the summer, when she could get her children out of the house.Known for their warm, vivid, and realistic depictions of family life in the face of danger and difficulties, van Stockum s books typically featured families and were set wherever she happened to be living Francie on the Run 1939 , about a child who escapes from a hospital, was set in Ireland Friendly Gables 1958 completed the Mitchells saga by then they had moved to Montreal from Washington.Her most popular book, The Winged Watchman 1962 is the story of two Dutch boys who help the Resistance during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II The book is based on letters Hilda received from relatives in the Netherlands, and has been praised for conveying an accurate sense of life under Nazi occupation Hilda van Stockum died in 2006 at the age of 98.

    121 thoughts on “Penengro”

    1. Hilda van Stockum is wonderful Always upholding love and courage In this story, an Irish orphan is taken in by a Romany band Evocative and thought provoking in a way adults and children can share.


    2. Penengro is a wonderful novel that celebrates the Romani gypsies and their way of life The story is filled with captivating adventures, admirable characters, and delightful animals It carries themes that will relate to older children and adults alike It s both philosophical and whimsical with gems of truths and lively illustrations throughout The ending is bittersweet.Posted on Amanda s Books and More


    3. In this tremendous story of gypsy life in Ireland, Hilda van Stockum brilliantly juxtaposes the world of the reader with that of the Romany Rory, the runaway boy who has joined the gypsies, serves as our surrogate in this foreign territory Along with the adventures you might expect, there is so much wisdom shared, such as I wonder if it is so good, this writing What we Romanies know, we know from remembering But you can t remember everything, so you choose what is important That, you hear often [...]


    4. Story of a young boy who runs away so far, similar theme to Francie on the Run and finds protection among the Irish tinkers He learns about their culture and comes to respect them The book shows why the tinkers or Romanies have been outcasts in Ireland, and doesn t hide some of their customs that have made them unpopular, while showing the richness of a parallel lifestyle I like the way Hilda van Stockum makes a case for tolerance of these Irish gypsies.


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